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Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

star-4.5
324 Reviews
3950 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Basics

Wander through a viewing tunnel at the Shark Reef Aquarium’s largest exhibit, a shipwreck surrounded by 1.3 million gallons (4.9 million liters) of water. In addition to sharks, you’ll see salt- and freshwater fish, as well as sea turtles, golden crocodiles, giant rays, and more. The touch pool is a favorite among younger visitors, while certified divers have the opportunity to scuba dive in the tanks.

Admission to the aquarium is included in some multi-attraction Las Vegas sightseeing passes.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Las Vegas

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Shark Reef
Nena_K, Jun 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
The most memorable parts is the exhibit itself, The touch tank was really cool. I wish the aquarium glass was cleaner, nonetheless it was a nice experience.
star-4
Worth visiting
TerRon_W, May 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
I took mom wife and son here to enjoy the sharks and other sea creatures. Overall the experience was pretty good. They can go by pretty fast so I recommend not rushing and enjoying the sights. Some areas can get crowded the overall with social distancing I felt comfortable. The kids will enjoy this absolutely a must see and pretty affordable.
star-4
Great family experience
Shelby_B, Dec 2020
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
The shark tanks were awesome! The facility was clean and the environment was inviting. My family enjoyed it!
star-5
Awesome
Jordan_W, Jun 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
This was pretty cool and had a great time. Would recommend for anyone of any age to go. All different types of animals.
star-5
Great on a hot summer day!
Vicki_B, Jun 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
It’s more of a younger kid activity but my friend and I enjoyed a nice stroll through the exhibits. I loved the jellyfish tank and friend liked the fish that reminded her of scuba diving in Belize. We’re in our 50’s.
star-4
Nice but not long enough
Michelle_T, Jun 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
We really enjoyed the shark reef. The only reason it did not get 5 stars is because it was too short. We took our time to see all the exhibits and were done in 40 minutes. That said what was there was very interesting and well done and I would recommend it.
star-5
Ahh! SHARK!!
Christopher_D, Jun 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
This was great. Staff was very informative, and friendly. Lots of great photo ops. It’s great time for family or couples.
star-5
Great adventure
Carmen_R, Jun 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
It was great. We loved it. It was a great time with the family. Nice view . We will recommend this trip
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Awesome!
Shanae_O, Jun 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
Seeing the sharks! And the staff was very kind and helpful! Thanks for making our experience great!!
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Sharkd
Tonya, Jun 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
I liked it all but actually seeing sharks and octopus in person was awesome...its great for kids.........
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Sharks
Monica, Jun 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
We loved seeing all the sharks and all the starfish. We enjoyed the Cameron dragon. Liked all the people
star-5
Awesome
Lachevette_G, May 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
It was a very nice experience going to recommend family to go and friends. To come enjoy the experience.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Most visitors spend around 45 to 60 minutes at the Shark Reef Aquarium.

  • An audio guide is available in English and Spanish.

  • Guests staying at the Mandalay Bay Resort can watch the Shark Reef channel on TV.

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How to Get There

The Shark Reef Aquarium is located near the South Convention Center in the Mandalay Bay Resort, at the southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard. You can easily get to the resort by car, taxi, shuttle, or the free Excalibur–Luxor–Mandalay Bay tram.

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When to Get There

The aquarium is open daily, usually with extended hours on weekends and over the summer. Last entry is an hour before closing. There’s no set schedule for animal feedings, but they often take place between 10am and 4pm.

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Aquariums in Las Vegas

Las Vegas has more than 10 aquariums, some of which can be found inside casinos. Besides the Shark Reef, check out these other popular aquariums: the Tank at the Golden Nugget, SeaQuest Las Vegas, the Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel, and the Atlantis Aquarium at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

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